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34 Mind Blowing YouTube Facts, Figures and Statistics – 2016

Last Update – September 21th, 2016

Youtube launched February 14th, 2005 by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim. Now it is the 3rd most visited website in the world.

Youtube Statistics – 2016

Facts and Numbers

  • The very first YouTube video was uploaded on 23 April 2005.
  • The total number of people who use YouTube – 1,300,000,000.
  • 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute!
  • Almost 5 billion videos are watched on Youtube every single day.
  • In an average month, 8 out of 10 18-49 year-olds watch YouTube.
  • By 2025, half of viewers under 32 will not subscribe to a pay-TV service.
  • 6 out of 10 people prefer online video platforms to live TV
  • The total number of hours of video watched on YouTube each month – 3.25 billion.
  • 10,113 Youtube videos generated over 1 billion views.
  • 80% of YouTube’s views are from outside of the U.S.
  • The average number of mobile YouTube video views per day is 1,000,000,000
  • The average mobile viewing session lasts more than 40 minutes
  • Female users are 38% and male users are 62%.
  • User Percentage by Age 18-24 – 11%, 25-34 – 23%, 35-44 – 26%, 45-54 – 16%, 50-64 – 8%, 65+ – 3%, unknown age – 14%.
  • Mobile Youtube users spent 40 minutes on average session, up more than 50% year-over-year
  • More than half of YouTube views come from mobile devices.
  • YouTube’s mobile revenue is up to 2x y/y.
  • YouTube overall and even YouTube on mobile alone reaches more 18-34 and 18-49 year-olds than any cable network in the U.S.
  • The number of hours people spend watching videos (aka watch time) on YouTube is up 60% year-over-year, the fastest growth we’ve seen in 2 years.
  • You can navigate YouTube in a total of 76 different languages (covering 95% of the Internet population).
  • 9% of U.S small businesses use Youtube

YouTube Company Financials

  • The Annual cost of running and maintaining YouTube is $6,350,000,000.
  • Google’s annual revenue generated from YouTube is $4,000,000,000.
  • Youtube generate 6% of Google’s ad sales revenue.
  • Since 2007 YouTube has paid $1,250,000,000 to rights holders.
  • Google paid $1,65 billion for YouTube in November of 2006.
  • Sequoia Capital invested only $11.5 million into YouTube in November 2005.
  • Partners revenue is up 50% y/y for the last 3 years.
  • The World highest paid youtube stars earned a combined total of $54.5 million in 2015.
  • The highest paid Youtube partner is PewDiePie with annual income reaching $12 million for 2015.
  • The number of channels earning six figures per year on YouTube is up 50% y/y.
  • The number of advertisers running video ads on YouTube is up more than 40% y/y. And for Youtube top 100 advertisers, the average spend per advertiser is up over 60% y/y.

Sources:

youtube.com/yt/press/statistics.html

statisticbrain.com/youtube-statistics

https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com

Google.com

 

 

Danny Donchev
 

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34 Mind Blowing YouTube Facts, Figures and Statistics – 2016

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